• Thellie wrote: 92 points

    March 31, 2022 - Beautiful perfumed aroma, elegant balanced flavor, long savory finish, low alcohol. Fine and delicious, a beautiful representation of Dundee AVA Pinot in a cool vintage. It’s ready to drink now….I wish I had 12 more bottles.

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  • JohnSh wrote: 93 points

    September 4, 2021 - Had this last night. It was a beautiful, elegant, classy wine firing on all cylinders almost from the beginning. Translucent ruby in colour, it has a glorious nose of sandalwood, cherries, mushrooms, cinnamon and earthy notes. The medium bodied yet intensely flavoured wine showed similar notes on the palate and had a lovely, velvety texture with just the right amount of light tannins at the end to give it structure; it was beautifully balanced as well, and I liked the balance between the fruit and savory notes. It seemed to be in its secondary phase, I think this will improve over the short to medium term, but it was sure was spot on last night (A).

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  • jnewman77 Likes this wine:

    June 2, 2020 - Last bottle from several purchased around 2012; the nose here is explosive and ripe with black cherry, black raspberry, hints of cola, loads of baking spice, and just a hint of some leaf litter. The palate is ripe, but very well balanced, super silky with good acidity and a lovely finish. This really still seemed fairly primary to me and in proper storage this can easily go another decade.

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  • zetto Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 6, 2020 - Much better than previous bottles... I had given up hope on these, I guess I just needed to wait a little longer. Darker color than the 2011 I opened the night before, but still translucent. Darker berries, but no over-ripe flavors. Sourness of the acid in previous bottles has disappeared. More funk and earthy flavors have emerged, which were in great balance with the fruit. However, this did fall apart on night 2 - fruit faded replaced by a bit of a metallic taste. Delicious, but time to drink up.

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  • Fugu Me Likes this wine:

    October 1, 2019 - PnP, consumed over two nights. Light bodied without being thin on the palate. Nice fruit still showing, but not at all "fruity." Held up just fine overnight, so no reason to think this won't continue to drink well for another 3-5 years, if not longer.

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  • arthrovine wrote:

    August 31, 2018 - from 375.

    Aging nicely. Red fruit turning cranberry with brassy overtones and rusty barn notes. Lithe, slightly watery (not detracting). Picked these up recently for nights when we want a glass each and am happy with it. In this format, should make me happy for at least another 3-5 years.

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  • Brandon21 wrote:

    June 12, 2017 - A light touch with tannins and acid dominating the fruit although not unpleasantly. Hopefully with more time fruit and acid will evolve and lead to a more balanced wine.

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  • scott w Likes this wine:

    February 6, 2016 - Good cherry high toned black cherry, spice mushroom and forest floor. Fine but fairly strong tannic sturcture, in fact I don't think I have ever had a pinot with that much tannin? Good acid, will reserve a score for another few years. Really was great after a few hours open. IMO this thing needs time.

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  • Hammar Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 29, 2016 - Last of 3 bottles, very nice but this bottle was not breaking any world records for flavor. Perhaps it closed up temporarily.

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  • JimVan Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 21, 2016 - Quite nice but quite young. It took about 3 hours to come into balance and open up but a glass left out overnight was very good (even better) the next day. Black and red cherries, a touch of forest pine, and good acidity marked the wine. Great balance. Good now with some decanting, but will be better in a few years.

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